Champions League Group B

Manchester United 2:1 VfL Wolfsburg

Man Utd 2:1 Wolfsburg

Old Trafford

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Wed, 30 September 2015
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  1. Sep 27, 2015
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    [​IMG] VS [​IMG]





    Date - Wednesday, September 30 2015.
    Kickoff Time - 1945 Hrs BST.
    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester.




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    Champions League Group Standing and Form Guide



    3. Manchester United : L
    2. Wolfsburg : W





    Previous Meetings


    Wolfsburg 1 : 3 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2 : 1 Wolfsburg





    All-Time Record


    Manchester United wins - 2
    Wolfsburg wins - 0
    Draws - 0





    Pre-Match Pressers


    Louis Van Gaal



    Dieter Hecking





    Team News


    Manchester United

    Michael Carrick and Luke Shaw sidelined. Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo doubtful.


    Wolfsburg

    Vierinha, Robin Knoche and Koen Casteels sidelined with injury. Luis Gustavo doubtful.





    Know the opposition


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    Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg e. V., commonly known as VfL Wolfsburg, and nicknamed Die Wölfe (The Wolves) are a professional football club based in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany; and were founded in 1945 as VSK Wolfsburg, a new club formed in the aftermath of World War II, taking on from the first football club BSG Volkswagenwerk Stadt des KdF-Wagen, which was formed primarily with autoworkers building the historic Volkswagen Beetle. After long periods of struggle in the Verbandsliga Niedersachsen, Regionalliga Nord, Amateur Oberliga Nord, and Bundesluga mediocrity; Wolfsburg have now emerged as one of the most competitive clubs in German Football, especially since the hiring of taskmaster Felix Magath, who with the high octane striker partnership of Edin Dzeko and Grafite, led them to their first Bundesliga title in 2008/ 2009. Wolfsburg play their home games at the Volkswagen Arena.





    Star player


    Ricardo Rodriguez


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    With the departure of Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City, Ricardo Rodriguez remains the most consistently excellent player for Wolfsburg, coming off two seasons where he scored a remarkable 17 goals, and assisted another 14 goals from the left back position. Club record signing Julian Draxler and highest scorer Bas Dost are another couple of players to watch.




    Referee

    Viktor Kassai.​
  2. Sep 27, 2015
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    I think Wolfsburg are going to draw at Old Trafford.
  3. Sep 27, 2015
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    Kraftwerker Formerly RedAddict

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    Be very surprised if this isn't the team:

    De Gea

    Valencia - Smalling - Blind - Darmian

    Schneiderlin - Schweinsteiger

    Mata - Rooney - Memphis

    Martial​
  4. Sep 27, 2015
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    Hammerfell Full Member

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    Yep, that's our best available team for me.
  5. Sep 27, 2015
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    Andy Jones Full Member

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    I'll be watching, as a neutral, hoping United win.

    I'd like to see something;

    De Gea
    Darmain
    Smalling
    Jones
    Blind

    Schweinsteiger
    Herrera
    Carrick

    Rooney
    Memphis
    Martial
  6. Sep 27, 2015
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    Sp00ks11 Full Member

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    Not going to happen but I would much rather have Herrera in for Rooney.
  7. Sep 27, 2015
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Let's go wolf hunting!

    aaaaaaaaa ooooooooouuouuuuu

    (1-0 Rooney)
  8. Sep 27, 2015
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    SteveW Full Member

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    We rarely win when Carrick doesn't start.
  9. Sep 27, 2015
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    One quick thing, do you think Valencia could be moved to the defenders list on the line-ups?
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Problem is he doesn't always finish. He isn't the Carrick of last season.
  11. Sep 27, 2015
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Blind Darmian
    Carrick Schweiny
    Mata Herrera Memphis
    Anthony "Sweet" Martial​
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    Ixion Full Member

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    That or swap Schneiderlin for Carrick. We need to win and Carrick and Schweinsteiger is a very experienced midfield.

    I don't think the line-up game remembered my line-up from yesterday's game by the way, had to enter everything from scratch.
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    He's been in poor form, for him, but there's nothing wrong with his feet. If he lost another step he'd still be able to play for years sitting deep and spraying the ball.
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    Amen brother. I don't expect it either, but then Van Gaal is the man to do it, if it's gonn happen. He's pretty ruthless, and this season he actually has replacements.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    10 of this 11 are certs IMO, it's just a case of who partners Schweini, personally I'd go with Schneiderlin as well and have him sit on Draxler.
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    prateik Full Member

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    Didn't Owen score for us against them?
    They were pretty average back then.. have they improved much?
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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    Man Utd 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Memphis.
  18. Sep 27, 2015
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    goin4glory Full Member

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    Tough game, would love to see Rooney dropped for Herrera but it's not gonna happen.
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    Sigma Full Member

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    Scored a hatrick when we won 3-1 but they dominated that game, that was the game when we were Park, Fletcher and Carrick as defenders I think :lol:
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    Everest Red Reddest ever

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    Similar, mine would include Young and Hererra.
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    Raw Full Member

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    Anything other than a win is a big disappointment.

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    Amazing :lol:

    Interestingly, we also had CSKA in that group.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    That would be a fecking disaster. Must win is an understatement.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    SAF. Fecking mad man. What a manager.
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    Ixion Full Member

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    Can you imagine the meltdowns over the line-up prediction game if we could have done it then with that XI. That's one of the worst Sir Alex must have ever fielded.
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    Earthquake Pokemon expert

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    Can't be that bad, Scholes in the middle....
  26. Sep 27, 2015
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    Trizy Banned

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    No fecking around, 2-0 win.
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    Scorpy Absolutely crapping it and loving it!

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    Have to win this at all costs and if we do, we could even be first in the group as I think CSKA will beat PSV in Russia.

    They played against Hannover yesterday (arguably the worst team in the Bundesliga) and drew at home 1-1 with a full strenght team.
  28. Sep 27, 2015
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    Kidders Full Member

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    I think this will be easier than people are making out, comfortable 2-0
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Ddg
    Valencia Smalling Blind Darmian
    BFS Herrera
    Mata Rooney Memphis
    Martial
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    NoLogo Full Member

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    Won't be an easy game but I have a good feeling that we can win this by one or two goals.
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    Sigma Full Member

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    I think he will have learnt from last game at PSV and not play Herrera in CM, he's just not defensively sound enough, I'd lie to see him start in the no 10 position but I'm not sure he will.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Blind Darmian
    Schweinsteiger Herrera
    Mata Rooney Memphis
    Martial
    Might be schneiderlin ahead of Herrera, but not sure as Herrera didn't play vs Sunderland, so he might just have been rested. I'd imagine we'll see a different midfield for every game over the next month with our tough games ahead.

    Champions league back at Old Trafford though, everyone should be well up for it after being top in the league as well so hopefully we get a good performance. Going for 3-1, martial, Rooney and Memphis to score.
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    Shamwow listens to shit music & watches Mrs Brown's Boys

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    Can I just say I love being able to watch United more than once a week again!
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    BarstoolProphet Full Member

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    Which channel in the US/Caribbean is this on?
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Loving being back in the CL. Feels like we haven't had games this regular since the nineties or something.
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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    I know Rooney won't be dropped, but i would prefer the formation from last year without him right now. IMO we aren't getting enough of the #10 position, so i would prefer Herrera coming into the side as a extra cm.

    DdG
    Valencia Mike Blind Darmian
    Carrick
    Herrera Schweini
    JMata Martial Depay
    It's not going to happen though.

    I think it will be this:

    DdG
    Valencia Mike Blind Darmian
    Morgan Schweini
    JMata Rooney Depay
    Martial-
    Three days rest is enough for players to get fresh. Herrera have not been impressing in the double pivot, so i don't think LvG will use him in this match.
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    SteveW Full Member

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    I wouldn't read into him not finishing. LVG is trying to keep him fresh. This season we've won every game he's started and failed to win a single game where he hasn't. Whatever you say about his form he is extremely influential.
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    Same. Not as badly as I did a week ago though. Rooney was much improved against Sunderland, so shouldn't be too much of a disaster.

    What side does Draxler play on these days, and how is he doing? Don't massively fancy the idea of him up against Valencia with only Mata to help.
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    ChaddyP Full Member

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    Young to start probably. Though I hope Memphis does. Keep on thinking that next game he will have a blinder.
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    Macern Pee pee pants

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    I follow Wolfsburg a bit, here's what I know of some of their players, I must add that I haven't watched them this season:

    Benaglio - Good goalkeeper. Has been there for a long time.

    Träsch - Don't know much about him. I thought Jung was better but Träsch is the one playing at the moment. Anyway, I don't think he's very good.
    Naldo - One of the absolute best centre backs in Bundesliga. God knows why he doesn't play for his national team.
    Dante - Is declining. Don't know any more about him than the average caftard I guess. Maybe Knoche will play?
    Rodriguez - One of the best left backs in the world. Extremly good in defense and on the ball. Not the quickest but he's quality. Arguably their best player.

    Caligiuri - Good player. Right footed, can play on both wings. Quick and good on the ball. Nothing extreme.
    Luiz Gustavo - Reminds me of Makélélé. One of the best defensive midfielders in the world, especially when it comes to defending. As you can guess, he's very defensive. Has been brilliant for Brazil, especially in the world cup as some of you remember, but hasn't played for them recently due to Dunga being an idiot.
    Draxler - Huge talent. Just turned 22 and has 15 caps for Germany. Very good on his day. Tall, very technical and two footed. Can play in any of the three positions behind the striker.
    Schürrle - We all know him. Don't think he has been very good for Wolfsburg though.

    Dost - Came out of "nowhere" last season and scored 16 goals in 17+4 games. 5 in 6+1 this season. 196cm/6ft5 is his height, and he's extremly lethal in the box.
    Kruse - Don't know much about him. They bought him from Mönchengladbach in the summer. He can play as a striker, second striker or attacking midfielder. Two footed and good on the ball.

    Wolfsburg is currently 4th, which is around where they belong, although I think they'll bypass Schalke and finish 3rd behind Dortmund and Bayern. They lost their main man in De Bruyne, but still have a very good team. We're definitely better than them though and I expect a nice win.
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